Early-Stage Researchers

Europa-Universität Flensburg offers early-stage researchers structured qualification pathways to promote their academic development

Doctorate holders may choose to continue working towards a professorship, or they may opt for a non-academic career. To encourage both options, on November 25, 2015 the EUF Senate adopted the Framework for the promotion of early-stage researchers at and beyond the doctoral student level and for the advancement of non-professorial academic career paths.

At Europa-Universität Flensburg, the junior professorship is the main route to achieving a full professorship. Of course, habilitation is still an option. View habilitation regulations (German only).

EUF offers early-stage researchers targeted funding and other forms of support help them advance through each phase of their careers. Assistance is geared towards a specific goal for each phase, namely: to build up expertise in a specific field (doctoral candidates), to sharpen their research and teaching profiles (postdocs, habilitating researchers), to deepen and expand their scholarly focus (tenure-track and non-tenure track junior professors), and to develop a renowned, internationally visible area of research competence (full professors).

In principle, funding and support opportunities that advance this broader structure take priority over individual forms of assistance. See Overview of Funding Programs.

FQ-WiN Program

The FQ-WiN program (Program for the Promotion and Qualification of Early-Stage Researchers) is Europa-Universität Flensburg’s central information source for funding and support program opportunities available to early-stage researchers on campus. FQ-WiN bundles together all of the funded positions, scholarships, services, and other forms of support offered by the EUF Department of Research, the university committees for research, scholarships, and doctoral study, the ZeBUSS and ICES research centers, the Center for Continuing Academic Education, and the university’s Equal Opportunity Unit, among others.

International students

Basic information about doing a doctorate in Germany can be found in the brochure "Doing a PhD in Germany," published by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. We have also compiled information on funding and scholarships. In addition, the International Center (IC) at EUF offers information on topics such as visas, insurance and housing.